ORMOC CITY-The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Leyte 4th District Engineering Office (DEO) participates in the 4th Quarter Nationwide Simultaneous Earthquake Drill (NSED) in coordination with the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) on Thursday, November 09, 2023.

During the exercise, employees engaged in the implementation of the Duck, Cover, and Hold Technique, a fundamental practice for personal safety during earthquakes.

Additionally, the emergency response team simulated earthquake scenarios involving the assistance of an injured person and demonstrating first aid measures.

Upon the drill’s completion, the evaluators from the BFP provided valuable feedback, contributing to the continuous improvement of the DEO’s disaster response strategies.

The quarterly NSED is conducted in adherence to the standards set by the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC) through the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) aimed to enhance preparedness and safety protocols in the event of seismic activities.(PR)